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ERIC Number: EJ879598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
India, Families, and a Special School
Byrd, E. Stephen
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v6 n3 Article 6 Feb 2010
Families in India face many challenges in caring for and educating their children with disabilities. India has enacted a landmark special education law, Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995, which provides schooling and services to all children. For some students with disabilities, however, integrated and special schools are providing schooling. This paper highlights one school, the Bethshan Special School, a private day-school for students with intellectual disabilities. At Bethshan, teachers provide quality academic instruction and job readiness skills for a range of children and young adults, as well as support programs for parents. Concluding this brief examination, several challenges and positive directions for Indian special education and teacher preparation are highlighted. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India